Spring is here! We’re sure you and your pets are enjoying the warmer weather, but ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, and worms are also out and ready to infest and infect!
Protecting your dog against internal and external parasites is one of the easiest things you can do to keep them happy and healthy.
Despite their tiny size, these parasites can cause misery for your pet. They can also transmit nasty infections and diseases, not only to your pets but to you and your family.
The good news is this can be easily prevented with medication!
Our parasite prevention program protects your furry family member against the most common, persistent, and harmful parasites:
We recommend getting started on tick prevention in March, as ticks are most active in the spring and fall when the temperature is above 4° Celsius. Heartworm, flea, and intestinal parasite protection starts by June.
With the changes in weather in Southern Ontario, we are seeing more and more ticks, and along with that an increased incidence of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases like Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis.*
And now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for – our reopening plan! Thank you for your patience with our drop-off appointment protocol over the last two years in an effort to keep our staff and clients alike safe. As of Monday, May 2nd, we will be opening our exam rooms for one client to join their pet for their appointment.
In an effort to keep our healthcare team and pet owners as safe as possible, we are implementing and enforcing the following protocols as we reopen:
- Any online forms needed are recommended to be completed before to your appointment in order to facilitate a faster and more efficient check-in with our reception team, while minimizing client volume in our reception area.
- Masks will be required to enter the hospital and ARE NOT OPTIONAL. Curbside/drop-off service is still available to those who are unable to wear a mask.
- Only one person can accompany their pet(s) for their appointment(s).
- Please do not visit the hospital if you are exhibiting any signs of feeling unwell.